If you follow this blog, then you know about my training predicament this week. For the first time this season, I’m having to adjust my schedule. Thanks to all of your advice, I’ve made a plan of action. And so, for the first time in my life, I’m going to have to do my normal weekend long run on a weekday.
I’m going to get up super early to run 17 miles. It should be interesting. Luckily with the time change, the sun comes up earlier, but I know I’ll still be in the night darkness when I get up. Running with my old constellation pals.
I won’t be able to run at my normal long run spot, so I have no idea what my route will be, just going to wing it. I kind of like not knowing where I’ll be going. It’s good to have variety in your workouts.
And the weather is supposed to be in the 40’s. A rarity in Texas. I can’t wait to run in humane conditions!
That said, usually after a long run like that, I’m pretty useless to be around. I only want couch. But being a school morning, I still have to go to work afterwards.
I work as a TV producer dude, and luckily I don’t have any shoots after my run, just an edit session and some script writing. So at least I get to spend most of the day sitting. Butt I do see a buttload of tea in my post run morning future to keep me going.
One extra bonus (redundant?), I get to eat something other than my normal Irish Oatmeal for breakfast. Usually I save my cheat meal day for after my long run. Ya know, like pizza or tacos. So I plan on rewarding myself with a little something naughty after the run. Hooray for that!
I must say it has been weird, as you should know, the long run is not all about the day of, it’s about the days leading up to it. Proper hydration, proper nutrition, etc. And I must also say it was quite weird having a rest day in the middle of the week. And it’s always awkward when I’m stiff from running, and so I kind of do a Frankenstein’s Monster walk around the office, which results in having to answer questions about my gait. But we do what we gotta do, right?
What about y’all? Ever have to crazy manipulate your training sched to accommodate something else? How often do you mix up your routes? What’s your go to
cheat reward meal?